Each year, The American Lawyer honors lawyers who zealously advocate for freedom of the press with the Tony Mauro Media Lawyer Award, created to mark Tony Mauro’s retirement after nearly 40 years of covering the U.S. Supreme Court—half of them with ALM.

The award will be given at the annual American Lawyer Industry Awards event in New York City. It will recognize lawyers who, during the past year, have taken the lead in protecting press freedom—whether they are litigating for access to court or other government documents and institutions, or defending individual journalists and media organizations. They can be lawyers who protect journalists in all kinds of media, including online outlets, print and broadcast, and student journalists as well. Lawyers who are in private practice as well as nonprofits from around the country will be eligible.